This modern day and age has gotten well past the point that cars are a luxury; today just about everyone needs a car to catch up with the fast pace of the working world. Most of us especially those of us with a family can be expected to visit the Car Market several times during our life. With this in mind we must be sure to consistently walk away with a good deal rather than periodically being bamboozled by the crafty dealerships.
In order to avoid being the subject of jokes around the dealership’s water cooler -the least of your worries, I know but painful none the less- it is vital to enter the market with a practical knowledge of how to “Deal with the Dealers”. It may surprise some of you to know that they, the dealers and salesfolk- work there and they are trying their hardest to make money off the deal. This is why most of the time they win and the buyer walks off with a shiny car and a bad feeling.
Don’t let it happen to you, Right? As you prepare to enter the realm of the salesfolk here are some pointers from the best Chevy dealer Kenner on the times and the seasons for optimal car hunting.
1.It’s December, and can you feel that Christmas spirit? That’s the fervour of car salesfolk across the country desperately marking down prices and crafting ingenious offers, gimmicks and rebates to get holiday shoppers out of the malls and into the dealership where they can clear end of the year stock off the floor. Catch the slippery salesfolk when they are desperate and you will find them remarkably compliant to your offers. It must be a Christmas Miracle!
2. Another such Golden Moment to to take the upper hand on price negotiations is from July to August. This time the dealerships everywhere are making room for the new models coming in and all this inventory has to go.
3. Surfing the web is another place to find creatively generous salesfolk attempting to hawk their vehicles on the somewhat unsteady online market. Because many people are justifiably uncertain about purchasing a car they have only seen on the web many dealers will make incredible offers in order to encourage more interest.
Printing out these promotions to show to dealers is a great way to goad a sales rep into giving you a more competitive offer than their online counterparts. As a general rule a dealer will match or exceed any offer you can show them – it’s hardwired in their salesfolk circuitry.
4. Keep a weather eye on the prices, promotions and rebates offered by your local dealerships by constantly reviewing their online presence. This gives you a wealth of information to use in your favor.
5. There is nothing like the prestige of a spotless personal credit score when making your negotiations.. Having a copy of your credit score on hand to show the dealer is good protection from any attempts to boost your interest rates. With a good credit score you can expect a lower interest rates and your dealer knows it.
Going into the Car Market can feel a bit like walking into a snake pit, but if you walk in with experience, a good plan and loads of COOL, you will come out with a great deal and no hassle.